Anna karenina is one of the most loved and memorable heroines of litrerature. Her overwhelming charm dominates a novel of uarallelled richness and density.
Tolstoy, considered this book to be his first real attempt at a novel form, and it addresses the very nature of society at all levels – of destiny, death, human relationships and the irreconcilable contradiction of exitence. It ends tragically, and and there is much that evokes despair. Yet set beside this is an abounding iyo in life's many ephemeral pleasures, and a profusion of comic relief.